Main Street Victim Attacked 'For No Reason'

On June 2, a victim on Main Street was reportedly punched in the face by a passer-by. Read more in police reports from May 31-June 3.

These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department and took place within Charlestown's District, A-15. The time and place of the alleged crimes are listed. Persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Monday, May 30

  • Police responded to two reports of larceny from a motor vehicle. At 11 p.m., a car was reportedly broken into on 7th Street. At 2 p.m., a car was reportedly broken into on 8th Street. In both cases, victim reported that items valued at over $200 were taken from the cars.

Tuesday, May 31

  • Police responded to a domestic altercation on Medford Street around 5:45 a.m. that ended with both parties being arrested and charged with assault and battery. 
  • Steven Greene of Dorchester was arrested at 9:50 p.m. at 23 Wheatley Way on a charge of operating a vehicle without a valid license.

Wednesday, June 1

  • Farley Harrington of Charlestown was arrested at 258 Main St. around 9 p.m. on a charge of assault and battery. According to a police report, the victim said Harrington became abusive toward him after he questioned why she had come from work early. The police report states that the victim was punched and scratched. He declined medical attention. 

Thursday, June 2

  • Around 9 a.m. a police officer on Main Street was approached by a victim who said a white male jumped out of a car and punched in the face "for no reason." The suspect reportedly got back in the car and ran over the victim's foot. However the victim refused medical attention. 
  • Police responded to a report of vandalism around 11 p.m. at 40 Corey St.

Friday, June 3

  • A victim on Pleasant Street told police that put her handbag down to say hello to a passing dog. After petting the the puppy, she realized her bag was gone. Police say there are no suspects. 

For more information, residents can contact the district's Community Service office at 617-343-4627. To report drug dealing, contact the District A-1 confidential drug line at 617-343-4879.

The Charlestown neighborhood police station can be reached at 617-343-4888. Public safety meetings are held there on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Mary Doherty June 07, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I really like PATCH but am beginning to wonder what it's purpose is, when there are such incendiary headlines, such as this one. I wonder if the PATCHers get how stressful living can be and what an oasis a place like PATCH can be -- that is until MAIN STREET VICTIM ATTACKED shows up; or to see the word STABBED keep coming back into the loop (the story about the poor fellow at Speedy Chen's) every time someone writes a comment. Is there a way for the reader to be alerted, to avoid the paper on certain days, for example. I, like all of us, want safe streets and for the most part do feel safe and confident here. I hope we can find a resolution to the disturbing things that have been happening but I just wonder if maiming the psyche with inflammatory words, followed by a slew of comments, many which just add to the flame, is the sanest, best way to go.
Seamus O'Sullivan June 07, 2011 at 08:33 PM
So Mary, what do you propose? Ignoring the fact that crime occurs in Charlestown on a daily basis? Sweeping it under the rug and hoping it gets better? Believing that letting kids hang on corners in packs is the best form of recreation? Taking it back to the old school like so many Townies would advocate and let everyone police themselves? We've all seen where that got Charlestown....
Kristi Ceccarossi June 07, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Hi Mary. Thanks for reading -- and thanks for the comment. I'm sorry the story is upsetting to you -- it's upsetting to me, too. I got to police headquarters once a week and collect the logs. I report the facts, as given to me as the police. They aren't pretty, ever. I try to make these reports as straightforward as possible, to avoid seeming incendiary. But it is what it is. Fortunately about 95 percent of the headlines and stories on the Patch are positive. Why? Because there's so much positive stuff happening in the neighborhood.


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